Using programme theory to strengthen research protocol and intervention design within an RCT of a walking intervention

Blamey, A.A.M., MacMillan, F., Fitzsimons, C.F., Shaw, R. and Mutrie, N. (2013) Using programme theory to strengthen research protocol and intervention design within an RCT of a walking intervention. Evaluation, 19(1), pp. 5-23. (doi: 10.1177/1356389012470681)

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Abstract

This article provides a practical example of how to apply a theory-driven approach to research intervention and protocol design. It illustrates how reflection on both intervention theory and programme theory can inform and refine the: implementation of the intervention; research design; specification of research questions and tools; and, identify the contribution each research stage makes in the accumulation of policy-relevant learning. The article presents the logic models, associated theory and learning from the development of a pilot randomized control trial/feasibility study of a walking intervention targeting older adults.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Shaw, Dr Rebecca
Authors: Blamey, A.A.M., MacMillan, F., Fitzsimons, C.F., Shaw, R., and Mutrie, N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment
Journal Name:Evaluation
Publisher:Sage Publications
ISSN:1356-3890
ISSN (Online):1461-7153

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